Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1807 June 27


Ao. 1807 )


Essequebo and Demerary


( No. 235.

Saturday, the 27th of June.

Secretary's Office. This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
George Wells and George Michel in 14 days.
June 8, 1807.
Robert Younghusband, in 14 days.
William Burges, in ditto , or with the first Convoy.
George Laing, in six weeks.
Edward Austin, in 15 days.
J. Runnels, in 14 days, or with the first Convoy.
Thomas Hoppen, in two months.
Adam Aulert, in 14 days.
June 16, 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.

Alzo de Heer George Gill, Weduwenaar, gebooren te Barbados, Bruidgom ter eenre, en Mejuffrouw Louisa Mathew Cells, Minderjaarige jonge Dogter geadsisteerd met haare groot moeder en voogdesse Vrouwe de Wed. Sarah Bradford, Bruid ter andere zyde van voorneemen zyn met elkander een wettig Huuwelyk [sic] aan te gaan
Zoo word zulks mits deezen aan een eigelyk bekend gemaakt, ten einde de geene die zig daarteegens vermeenen te kunne opposeeren zulks in tyds te doen, daar en zoo het behoord.
Zynde dit het 2de gebod.
Actum ter Secrtary van Rio Demerary, deezen 27 Juny, 1807, In Kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.

[Look for "Wordt mits deezen bekend"]

N.B. The Execution Sale, F. C. Otto contra I. H. Wideman [sic] and Beckman & Trachter (advertised in the two last papers and in the Supplement of this) is Done Away; but that of F. C. Engels contra I. A. Beckman, will take place as specified.
July 27, 1807.

All Persons having any Accounts against the Commissary Department, are requested to tender them in for Payment, made up to the 24th Instant. Will. N. Firebrace,
Commissary's Office, Rest. Commissary.
June 20, 1807

The Subscriber undertakes, as usual, the stating of difficult and disputed Accounts, to elucidate intricate ones, make entirely new Sets of Books, and the general duties of an Accountant. James Greenwood,
June 27, 1807. Sworn Book-keeper.

The Undersigned offers for Sale the Half Concession No. 19, on the Middle Dam, Stabroek, with all the Buildings thereon, consisting of Two convenient Dwelling Houses, with Brick Store-Rooms, Negro Houses, Stables, Water-House, Two Kitchens, &c. &ct. Apply to
June 27, 1807. B. Teyssen, Jr.

Any Gentleman wishful of Chartering a vessel from 2 to 300 tons burthen, for the United States of North America, or directly for any port of Ireland, will be treated with on advantageous terms by applying to Doyle & Wells.
Robb's Stelling, June 27, 1807.

FOUND, [heading]
Some time ago, opposite the House of Mrs. Haly, next to that of N. Rousselet, Esq. on the Middle Dam, Stabroek, a Saddle and a Bridle. Whoever can prove the same to be his or her property, may have them restored on applying to the Printer, and paying the expences of this Advertisement.
Demerary, June 24, 1807.

On Friday the 10th July, at the Vendue Office by order of Mr. Van Dalen, a Negro man named Sampson, a mason, and a washerwoman and her child. Also, a horse with saddle and bridle, 50 hhds. lime, 30 dozen Madeira wine, and some Dry Goods.
On the same day, 50 firkins New Irish Butter.
June 26, 1807.
On Saturday the 11th of July, on the Premises, a House and Lot situated on the North side of Stabroek, between the premises of Messrs. Brumell and Heyliger and Mr. Jourdan. The house is three stories high, with a brick cellar, kitchen, &c.
Also, on same day and place, chaise and saddle horses, plate and earthenware, and several other articles.
June 26, 1807.

FOR BRISTOL, [heading]
The Ship Rossetti, Wm. Marshall Master, to sail with the July Convoy

The Friend of Messrs. T. Daniel and Sons not having offered a Sufficiency of Produce to complete the above Vessel's Loading, General Freight to any other Consignment will be accepted, on application being made to the Master on Board or to
June 27, 1807. C. D. Forrester.

The Subscriber's Domicilium Citandi et Executandi is at the House of A. Fleischman, Esq. Attorney at Law.
Demerary, June 27, 1807. David Shepherd.

Wanted, immediately, a quantity of Demy or other Paper equally large. Any person having such to dispose of, will meet with a Purchaser by applying at this Printing Office.
Demerary, June 27, 1807.

FOR SALE, [heading]
[first column]
Irish Butter
Ox Tongues
Red Herrings
Pine Cheese
Kegs Sour Crout
Pease, Beans, Barley
Tea, Sugar
Soy and Fish Sauce
Raisins, Currants, Almonds
Black Pepper, Spices
Stoughton's Bitters
Salad Oil
Porter, Beer
Port Wine, Claret
Spermaceti & Mold Candle
Castile and Yellow Soap
Paints of all kinds
Paint Oil and Brushes
Gunpowder, Shot
Hoes, Cutlasses
Saws, Files
Padlocks, Hinges
Milled Lead
Earthen and Glass Ware
4, 6, 8, 10, 20, and 30d. Nails
Coopers' Nails
Boots and Shoes
Pocket Handkerchiefs
Muslins, Caps, Shawls
Printed Cambrics
[second column]
Irish Linen and Sheeting
Long Lawn
Cotton and Linen Check
Seine and Sewing Twine
Hand, Long, & Fishing Lines
Arquebusade, Lavender, and Rose Water
Saddles, Bridles, Girths, and Saddle Cloths
Whips, Umbrellas
Superfine black broad cloth Coats and Coatees
Dimity and Kersey Trowsers
Dimity and Black Silk Waistcoats
Flannel and nankeen Jackets
Under waistcoats
Head and Shoe Brushes
Oriental and Naples Soap
Violet powder
Pots and Rolls Pomatum
Tooth Brushes and Powder
Writing Desks
Red Morocco Cases with Razors and Strop
Dressing Cases complete &c. &c. &c.
[end columns]
Also, an elegant portable Telescope, with the vertical and horizontal Motions, by Rack-work
Price Twenty Joes.
June 25, 1807. James Robertson.

Those Gentlemen who only paid for Six Months from the beginning of the Year, are with all possible respect reminded, that the period of their Subscription will end with the present month; and those few who have not yet found it convenient to pay any part, are requested to take the earliest opportunity of letting the Printer reap a little benefit from their patronage.

J.B.'s Lines and other Poetical Pieces are unavoidably postponed.

If Captains, on going to the King's Receiver's Office next door to enter their vessels, would only favour us with a call, they would save us the mortification of having to correct such blunders, and we, in return, should be happy to do them any service in our power.

Official notice has been given by His Excellency General and Governor Montgomerie, that Admiral Cochrane has appointed a Convoy for the Nineteenth of next Month.

The Hon. Court of Justice adjourned on Friday last, till Wednesday next.

Jonas Fileen and D. H. van Nooten, Esqrs. took their seats as Members of the Hon. Court last Wednesday.

There have been two trials of white men this week for criminal acts. One for stealing two boats, sentenced to be banished for 15 years; the other, for stealing from the wreck of the Princess Royal, sentenced to perpetual banishment.

Three Negroes, who were supposed to be concerned in stealing the above boats, were flogged on Friday. They stedfastly [sic] denied having any share in this business, but confessed that they had stolen a boat in Berbice some time ago.

Wednesday being St. John's Day, was observed here with all the usual solemnities by the different Masonic Lodges. That called "The Chosen Friends of Demerary," met in the morning at the house of Baron Von Firks, whence, after the due performance of their mystical rites, they adjourned to Mrs. Eyman's, on the Middle Dam, and partook of an elegant dinner provided by that lady for the occasion. A variety of appropriate toasts were drunk, and the evening was spent with the utmost harmony and conviviality.

The Brethren of the other Lodge (No. 11) paraded with all their accustomed pomp, flags flying and music playing, from the Fort to the King's House (the use of which was kindly granted them for the occasion), where a suitable discourse was well delivered by their Worshipful Master J. Plackett. They then returned in the same order, and also finished their devotions to St. John, by an excellent dinner, &c. &c. &c.

The Printer, being strongly impressed with the opinion, that the safest, best, and indeed only sure mode of ascertaining the truth, among reasonable beings, is to publish whatever moderate remarks may be offered on both sides of a question, with willingness gives place to the following.

TO the Editor of the Essequebo and Demerary Gazette. [heading]
From the account given in your last paper of the Toasts said to be given at a Ball and Supper on the 15th instant, as well as from the reports that are circulated, it should appear that great pains are taken to inflame the Public against those who did not attend on that occasion. The anathema of the liberal Toast giver seems to be particularly levelled at gentlemen in public situations, who have been guilty of so heinous a crime, and it is even rumoured that such of them as happen to be natives of Holland could of course have no other motive for their absence but the apprehension of giving offence to King Louis!
Whether this absurd supposition must be traced to that fatal propensity of the human heart, which but too often prompts us to put the worst construction on the most indifferent actions of those we envy or dislike, or whether, particularly, to the ingenious suggestion of those, if such there be, who, for reasons perhaps not difficult to guess, may have pretended to derive from their imaginary fears which had no existence but in their own timorous breasts, are questions only to be solved by those who can bring them home to themselves. It would be as ridiculous as that supposition itself to treat it with any kind of seriousness; but respect for the public opinion obliges me to put the question to every candid mind - Whether not subscribing to a Ball and Supper, in honour of the King's Birth-Day, must necessarily imply a want of respect and fidelity to his Majesty? Those who can maintain such an opinion must hold their Loyalty very cheap.
If, instead of a few individuals, in their self-assumed importance, pretending to make a Subscription to a Coffee-House Ball and Supper the test of affection or disaffection to his Majesty's Person and Government, it were ever proposed to the inhabitants in general to record, in an humble Address to his Majesty, their sense of the real and great advantages derived from His Protection both during the last and present war - a protection, under the benificent influence of which this Colony has constantly risen in Wealth and Prosperity, whilst so many other have been laid waste by all the horrors of War and Anarchy - in that case, I hove no doubt but every Dutch Inhabitant, whatever may be his natural attachment to his native country - however fervent his wishes for the restoration of its former happiness, let the instruments employed for that purpose by an all-disposing Providence be whom they may - would chearfully [sic] come forward to pay also this just tribute of gratitude and veneration to the virtuous Monarch who now reigns over the British Empire
I am, Sir, &c. &c. A. B.
Demerary, June 24, 1807.

TO THE EDITOR. [heading]
In your Gazette of last Saturday there appeared what may be considered as a pointed animadversion on certain persons who, for reasons perfectly consistent with the received forms of society, were not at the patriotic Ball and Supper of the 15th inst.
Your experience of the world, Sir, must have convinced you how often the sacred name of Majesty is taken in vain, and how conveniently Loyalty is sometimes used as a deceitful veil to cover self interested views and pursuits of malignity. When, in a paragraph of one of your late papers, relative to the intended Ball, the fawning satellites of sycophancy began to offer the premerited [sic] incense of adulation, and to pay their sordid tribute in advance to their worshipful demagogue, was it possible for the discerning part of the community not to have been aware of the liberal motives which actuated those zealous recruiters of Loyalty? The Prologue was really too expressive of the main design of the piece, not to have dissuaded many persons, however otherwise disposed, from being at the subsequent Farce, and the catastrophe plainly showed, while much merit was due to individual loyalty on this occasion, that the evil spirit of malice alone had animated the hero of the performance. Besides, Sir, I believe that a very indecent liberty has been taken with truth in foisting on the Catalogue of Toasts of that night a very indecorous one, which, if it were given, must be considered as an outrage in so elegant and polite an assembly. I have only to observe, that nothing but a long habit of attempting by intrigue and sinister means to exercise undue influence in this Colony, can account for the unrestrained and charitable wish of having Gentlemen so readily excluded from their offices upon self assumed and frivolous grounds. It is fortunate that there is too much wisdom and virtue in Ministry, and good sense in the community, to pay the least attention to the arts of one, who, if the public voice were to be consulted, would perhaps be the first on whose removal we should have reason to congratulate ourselves.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
June 25, 1807. An Observer.

Mr. Printer, [heading]
The Quack Doctor, alias a Customer, in your last paper (no. 234), gives his advice to "a long nos'd, yellow skinn'd, pettifogging Attorney at law" to use the hellibore to carry off his black bile! I must observe that this sage advice is given rather at random; for there are three Attorneys at Low with long noses, yellow skins, and tall; to which of them, therefore, does he allude? At the time he heard the coherent speeches, "his looks must have been like the Cat that eat the Mustard. If his feelings were hurt by hearing the truth, he must know, and he ought to keep it in his mind, that, were there no Rogues, there would no necessity for a pettifogging Attorney to make them honest.
You Customer is a sick patient; it seems that he is infected with a Hydrocephalus, perhaps Hydrocele; and, if he be not immediately assisted by the discharge of those humours, he may become a Desperado, perhaps a Hybrida; and then beware, for he will bark at every man's door, and devour them as a Griffin, or act as a Snake in the grass.
I am, &c.
June 25, 1807. A Humdrum Attorney.

SMALL MONEY. [heading]
In order to remedy in some degree the great, incovenience sustained by the want of a sufficient quantity of Circulating Medium, the Printer respectfully informs the Publick, that he has prepared a number of "Goods," from One to Six Guilders, which he purposes to issue when he has no small change; and for which, whenever they may be brought to him to the amount of Twenty-two Guilders, he will instantly give a Joe, and Six Bits in Silver money in the Bargain (as specified under his hand on the Back of each).
Stabroek, June 27, 1807. T. Bond.


June 22. Schooner Bell, Alex. Knight, from Barbados.
June 22. Sloop Adventure, James Jones, from St. Thomas's.

June 22. Schooner Porcupine, B. Stamers, for Barbados.
June 26. Sloop Ocean, I. M'Clenarchan, for New York.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of

Demerary, on this 27th day of June, 1807.



By whom brought.






I. H. King


Edward Cooke



Boedel Laurin

R. B. Daly's Negroes


William King



Heemers [or Hecmers]



Roos Thomas

I. A. Otto







And one Negro woman, the name of the Owner unknown.
S. G. Martens, Drossaart.

Printed By T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam, Stabroek.


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